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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Science Resources Librarian, CUNY (NY)

Now Hiring: Science Resources Librarian (Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – Tenure track)
Closing Date: September 7, 2018
The Graduate Center Library seeks a Science Resources Librarian. We invite applications from inquisitive and critical librarians with backgrounds in the sciences who are eager to innovate.
This job consists of two main components: The first is to act as a library liaison for the Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a university-wide facility used by student and faculty scientists from all CUNY campuses. Support for the ASRC requires a multidimensional understanding of the CUNY mission and initiatives, Graduate Center Library resources, and the evolving landscape of scholarly communication in the sciences. The second component involves management of science resources involving acquisitions, licensing, administration and promotion of electronic resources at the Graduate Center. It requires collaboration with CUNY librarians, ASRC science faculty, and CUNY Office of Library Services representatives.
The Science Resources Librarian will lead collaboration with ASRC scientists to build an innovative collection to support the study of science. The Science Resources Librarian will be a faculty member engaged in the field of librarianship and pursuing research interests for tenure and promotion. This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Collections in the Library’s technical services division, with academic oversight governed by the Chief Librarian and faculty review.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Collaborates closely with colleagues working on acquisitions, electronic resources, and serials
  • Serves as a liaison between the Graduate Center Library and the ASRC and other science-focused subjects, performing outreach, providing group and one-on-one instruction, analyzing and building collections, and assisting researchers
  • Leads or contributes to projects related to the life cycle of electronic resources, especially in the sciences
  • Promotes the discoverability of the Graduate Center Library resources both by managing details of library e-resource management systems and by teaching users how to effectively search and retrieve materials
  • Provides leadership in making science acquisition decisions for the Graduate Center Library in collaboration with appropriate entities
  • Provides general reference services at the Graduate Center for Master’s and Doctoral programs in person, by chat, by email, and phone
This position requires a Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. If appointed as Instructor, the incumbent must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years. For appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, a second graduate degree is required. Candidates must have experience as a science liaison in an academic library; or experience in a science, medical, or health sciences library, lab, or related entity; or an educational background in the sciences.
  • 3-5 years of academic library experience, including experience working closely with graduate students
  • Previous library liaison experience in the sciences, particularly in fields of environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and/or structural biology
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to thrive in collaboration with colleagues and to manage complex projects independently
  • Experience in managing electronic resources or work in library acquisitions
  • Familiarity with library metadata schema
  • Prior project management success in areas that require acute attention to detail
  • Prior liaison work with affiliated or satellite libraries
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
  • A clear philosophy of teaching and commitment to work with students from diverse populations
  • Experience in conducting one-shot instruction sessions and with drop-in workshop instruction
The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni – who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Salary schedules are available at the PSC-CUNY website.
How to Apply:
Click on “Apply Now” at the CUNYfirst website which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization). Please upload all documents as one file, in PDF format.
Closing Date: September 7, 2018 
Equal Employment Opportunity
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Queens Memory Program Coordinator, Queens Library (NY)

Queens Memory Program Coordinator

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

Queens Memory Program Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the flow of materials donated via the Queens Memory program from initial accession through final processing and public access. This includes supervision and training of full-time clerical staff, volunteers and interns contributing to the processing of materials and the production of live Queens Memory events. Responsible for contributing to strategic planning team for campaigns and other long-term initiatives working with outside partners. Distributes tasks to optimize productivity and for performing clerical, internal customer service and technical duties. Responsible for community outreach, event promotion and planning, digital asset creation, metadata capture and communications with staff, volunteers and interns contributing to the library’s digital archives. 

·         Trains and supervises staff, volunteer, and intern workers on audio editing, digitization, metadata capture, and data entry tasks.
·         Trains, supervises and evaluates clerical functions, including data entry, digitization and materials preparation.
·         Distributes work to optimize flow of materials through the division.
·         Responsible for following digital accession policies and procedures for participant donations to Queens Memory.
·         Organizes materials to assist in description and processing activities. 
·         Follows established procedures to ensure proper filing and storage of digital and paper records.
·         Creates timecode outlines for interviews.
·         Identifies and edits interview excerpts that will appear on the public website.
·         Completes initial metadata research and data entry for digital archives collections, including oral histories, maps, documents, ephemera, photographs and news clippings.
·         Coordinates staff to conduct community outreach to Queens’ residents.
·         Manages communication with Queens Memory participants.
·         Conducts trainings for the public in oral history and personal digital archiving practices.
·         Responsible for drafting regular communications to promote events and tracking event metrics. 
·         Digitizes materials in a variety of formats including photograph, maps, manuscripts, rare books and other materials as needed.
·         Follows Queens Library’s best practices for digital preservation (file naming, storage protocol and documentation). Trains and assists Office Aides, Office Associates and Technical Support Aides in these activities.
·         Processes digitized materials to improve discoverability including OCR workflow for making digitized print materials full-text searchable. This can include help with written translations for library marketing materials and collection materials processing. May also include team projects for Metadata Services, such as collection inventory tasks and database clean-up projects.
·         Performs other duties as required.

*The schedule for this position includes evening and weekend events.*

·         High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma.
·         Organizational and written communication skills required.
·         Must be proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word).
·         Familiarity with database software.
·         Ability to learn new digitization and preservation technology.
·         Able to perform independently, be self-motivated, adapt to constant change, and juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.
·         Attention to detail and accuracy.
·         Ability to work well as a team member.
·         Willingness to adapt to new technologies and processes.
·         Must communicate professionally in written, in-person, and telephone interactions.

·         Additional technology education preferred.
·         Familiarity with DAMS, CMS, ILS, Virtua and Vital preferred. 
·         Experience in a library setting preferred.
·         Experience working in a technical capacity and in planning and conducting public cultural programs preferred.
·         Experience with overhead scanner, book scanner, flatbed scanner preferred.

TO APPLY:  Please email your resume and cover letter to: and reference “Queens Memory Program Coordinator – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Data & Research Support Specialist, Open Society (NY)

Open Society Foundations is seeking a Data and Research Support Specialist for their NYC office.

Job Title: Data and Research Support Specialist
Deadline: August 10, 2018
Apply on the Open Society Foundations website by clicking on the following link:

The Strategy Unit helps Open Society staff create, implement, and assess “living strategies” that can be used to signal plans, share new ideas, align actions, delegate authority, budget resources, and hold themselves accountable. We add value by bridging various perspectives throughout the strategy and budget cycle, soliciting staff input and serving as their advocates while advancing the goals of OSF’s leadership. In all our efforts, we try to embody values that OSF strives for in its internal culture: transparency, collaboration, responsibility, inclusion, and informed risk-taking. These characteristics are enabling conditions for living strategy at OSF.

Research Services, housed within the Strategy Unit, is an evolving knowledge management resource connecting staff to pertinent internal and externally generated information to strengthen the empirical basis of OSF’s strategic planning and assessment practices. By tracking, curating, facilitating access to, and preserving authoritative resources, Research Services assists staff in staying current in their fields and making informed decisions, which in turn better positions them to improve upon the development, implementation, and assessment of their programmatic strategies.

Job Profile                                                                 
The Data & Research Support Specialist is a full-time role at Open Society Foundations, working with the Head of Research Services to provide innovative and responsive information services across the global OSF network. The Data & Research Support Specialist is a service-oriented role that promotes a rigorous and thoughtful approach to strategy across the network through proactive and thorough digital asset stewardship, text and data analysis, and research assistance across OSF projects, departments, staff, and Fellows. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity for and commitment to dynamic knowledge management and professional engagement.
The Data & Research Support Specialist role will include any or all of the following and/or similar activities:
·         In collaboration with the Head of Research Services, identify, analyze, curate, and facilitate access to third-party research resources and OSF-produced data and knowledge products.
·         Analyze strategy documentation in collaboration with Strategy Unit colleagues and other internal data sources to generate insights on emerging cross-cutting trends in OSF’s programmatic work.
·         Ensure data integrity for digital assets and electronic resources.
·         Perform data gathering and reports on pricing, usage, resource inquiries, and other metrics to support collection development and assessment, budget processes, decision making, impact measurement, and annual reporting requirements for Research Services.
·         Collaborate with Information Specialists and other data-focused OSF colleagues to promote efficiencies and cross-network information sharing.
·         Share knowledge of existing data products and the current trends in data analysis and visualization tools.
·         Support trainings and information sessions on research, data, and information practices.
·         Evaluate and help implement tools and solutions to improve the curation, discovery, usage, and preservation of information resources.
·         Performs related duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile
·         A minimum of 3 years of data management and analysis experience, ideally in an academic environment or research institution
·         Demonstrated knowledge of research methodologies, tools for data/text mining and analysis, and major information providers and resources
·         Ability to work effectively with quantitative and qualitative data, distill findings, and deliver compelling and informative reports
·         Knowledge of metadata and archiving standards and best practices, with careful attention to detail
·         Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary software systems and applications, including Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Google Analytics; experience with institutional repositories or digital asset/information management systems preferred
·         Excellent writing, verbal, analytical, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with creative communications experience in reaching new audiences a plus
·         Familiarity with copyright, preservation, and ethical issues related to research publications and research data practices
·         Strong multi-tasker, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and track workflow efficiently
·         Ability to work well in a dynamic team-based environment and independently, as required
·         Intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for innovation
·         Excellence in service delivery and relationship management
·         Subject experience in global human rights and justice, social sciences, and/or international affairs preferred but not required
·         Experience working in complex, hierarchical, and multi-stakeholder organizations preferred
·         International or cross-cultural experience preferred

Application instructions:  Please include a cover letter and resume, and upload as one document when submitting an application.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.